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June 21, 2013

Prison Term in Elder Abuse Case (PA. USA)

By: Kevin Flanigan
June 20, 2013
HARRISBURG

An Altoona woman, who entered a guilty plea  in March to neglect of a care-dependent person, was sentenced on Thursday  to 30 days to 24 months, less one day, in the Blair County Prison.

The defendant,  Diana Frye, 63, 1104 14th Avenue, Altoona,  was originally charged with neglect of a care-dependent person in September, 2012. She was employed in 2011 as a caregiver at Warner's Home for the Aged, 1100 14th Avenue, Altoona.  Investigators say Frye and two co-defendants neglected an 80-year-old male resident of Warner's Home for the Aged, resulting in bodily injury to the man.

Frye let the man sit in his urine and feces during the night shift, according to investigators. The man developed wounds on his buttocks, hips, and lower legs due to the severe lack of care.  Frye was sentenced  by Blair County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Jolene Grubb Kopriva. In addition to her prison sentence, Frye was ordered to pay costs and a $500 fine.

Two co-defendants, Sherry Jo Warner, the former owner and operator of Warner's Home for the Aged, and Marjory Koch, a former aide at Warner's, have already pled guilty to charges pertaining to the neglect of this 80-year-old man.  Warner was sentenced to three months to two years, less one day, in the Blair County Prison. Koch is scheduled to be sentenced July 9, 2013.

SOURCE:    WeAreCentralPA

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